A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.5424 East, latitude 14.4627 North, depth = 84.75 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84.75 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70005mk5. Event ids that are associated: us70005mk5. The temblor was detected at 11:38:28 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/09/19 / 2019-09-21 01:38:28 / September 21, 2019 @ 1:38 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saipan, San Jose Village. Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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